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SHB40216 Certificate IV in Hairdressing


This course is for hairdressers who have completed Certificate III and who wish to enhance and extend their training and career options. Advanced skills gained include hair extensions and make-up application. Complex technical skills and knowledge of hairdressing is expanded and you would be employed as a highly skilled hairdresser, technical adviser with a hairdressing products company or independently as a freelance session stylist.

At MCOHB, all students practice on real paying clients in our commercial salon and graduate with the self-confidence and skills to interact and engage with proficiency. You will be job ready to perform and demonstrate the professional skills required for industry.


Duration: 9 Months (34 Weeks)
Requirements: Australian applicants should be a minimum age of 18
International applicants must be a minimum age of 18
Pre-requisite: Certificate III in Hairdressing, and
At least one year post-qualifying full time employment in a salon environment
Start Date: Please contact us for start dates
CRICOS Code: 091498D

Pathways Information

After achieving this qualification, individuals may wish to undertake:

  • Diploma of Salon Management

Job Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you can become a senior hairdresser, salon supervisor, salon owner or manager.


SHBHTLS002 Research and use hairdressing trends to advance creative work
SHBHCUT008 Design and perform creative haircuts
SHBHCLS006 Solve complex colour problems
SHBHCLS007 Enhance hair designs using creative colouring and lightening techniques
BSBMKG413 Promote products and services
SHBHDES006 Design and style long hair creatively
SHBHDES005 Select and apply hair extensions
SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
SHBHTLS003 Work as a session stylist
SHBHTLS001 Provide technical leadership to hairdressing teams

Training is in a classroom setting, with a mix of practical work on clients, written work, workshops, and group discussion. Assessments include project work, demonstration of skills and participation in discussions and debates, written assessment and presentations.

This is a practical qualification with a lot of hands-on assessment and mandatory hours that students must complete before being eligible for graduation so attendance is important to ensure successful completion of this qualification. All skills assessments will be required to be carried out on paying members of the public.